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Strategic Sourcing Analyst- Chemicals

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF10765Q Date posted 02/23/2024 Address 155 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, IL Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Today, ITW (NYSE: ITW) employs nearly 43,000 people with operations in 55 countries. ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

The ITW campus includes a fitness center at no cost to the employees, a subsidized wellness café, outdoor volleyball courts, a walking trail, employee resource groups, corporate discounts, free parking, and much more. We are a one block walk to the nearest Metra station for the Milwaukee North line, and it is a quick train ride to/from downtown Chicago.

More details on our benefits can be found on our website at https://www.itw.com/careers/benefits-compensation/


The Sourcing Analyst for Strategic Sourcing will manage sourcing initiatives related to ITW’s Global Chemicals Spend. This position will be onsite in the headquarters office in the Chicago suburbs, and contribute to the creation of sourcing strategies for critical cross-segment spend and defining actionable steps that provide value to the enterprise.

This role is a great career development opportunity for candidates who have a science or engineering background and would like to develop marketing research and business strategy skills. The analyst will conduct broad market research and engage the supply chain ranging from world-class manufacturers to channel partners on a range of chemical commodities and derivatives. The analyst will assess market price drivers and trends for each product category in support of business sourcing priorities.  Other responsibilities include Risk Mitigation Assessments, Cost Modeling, Contract Negotiation, Sustainability, and Diversity efforts. Knowledge & experience in chemicals, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, and/or polymer science will benefit the performance of the individual in this role.

  • Solvents & Oil – aliphatic, aromatic, oxygenated, base oil
  • CASE resins - epoxies, silicones, acrylates, polyurethanes, and polyester
  • Additives - surfactants, fuel/lubricant additives, inorganic fillers
  • Colorant – pigment, dye, ink, dispersion, and master batch

Key Deliverables

  • Project Execution & Strategy Implementation
  • Chemical category and market assessment
  • Accurate Category Taxonomies
  • Manage Request for Quote (RFQ)/ competitive bidding process
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Market Trend and Pricing Analysis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering or Polymer Science.
  • Minimally an internship is required
  • Willingness to travel 20%
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Project management and problem problem-solving skills
  • Technical Inclination & Intellectual Curiosity
  • Excellent data analysis capability with Excel

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.